2016 OLB/S Clifford Chattman commits to LSU

LSU landed its sixth commitment for the 2016 class on Wednesday morning when McDonogh 35 linebacker/safety Clifford Chattman pledged to the Tigers

LSU picked up a commitment from 2016 safety/linebacker Clifford Chattman on Wednesday morning.

The McDonogh 35 product earned an offer from the Tigers on Saturday during the "Boys from the Boot" junior day. He didn't take much time to commit, calling up the LSU coaches four days later to make his pledge.

"I decided to commit to LSU because it was a great fit for me and close to home for my family," Chattman said. "Before I committed, I had a talk with my coach. He told me that it was a great fit for me. So I took his advice, because I know he wouldn't tell me wrong."

LSU's also hoping to land a commitment from Chattman's teammate, defensive tackle Stephon Taylor, whom they also offered Saturday. The staff considers both Chattman and Taylor to be two of the top targets in the state.

They've gotten one on board now. Chattman becomes the sixth commit in the 2016 class, the fourth from Louisiana and second from New Orleans.

Chattman is a legitimate 6-foot-5 that plays both safety and linebacker for McDonogh 35. He's a lean 185 pounds but should add weight to his impressive frame. LSU can see him staying at safety or growing into an outside linebacker. He's the Tigers' first defensive commit in the 2016 class.

"I see myself fitting in great [in LSU's defense]," Chattman said. "Whether I play linebacker or safety, all that will fall in place, because I'm versatile."

He chose LSU over offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Colorado State, Temple and Tulane.


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